Manny Ortiz Death – Obituary : Police Officer killed in Accident on Empire Blvd Rochester NY

By admin | November 3, 2019

Death – Obituaries : (MARKET NEWS) – Friends and families are mourning the death of Officer Manny Ortiz who was killed in accident on empire blvd rochester ny .

The Rochester Police Foundation paid tribute to officer Manny Ortiz with the following statements

We are saddened to hear of the passing of Officer Manny Ortiz, a 22 year veteran of the Rochester Police Department, in a tragic one-car accident last night. Ortiz served in the Community Affairs Bureau as a crime prevention officer and was well known in the community. Our thoughts go out to his wife, his son, and his brothers and sisters in RPD. Please take a moment and keep RPD in your thoughts as well, recognizing the challenges our officers face to keep our communities safe. Details regarding how we can help his family will are forthcoming.

Manuel “Manny” Ortiz (1967-2019, RPD 1997-2019)

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Manny Ortiz Death – Obituary : Police Officer killed in Accident on Empire Blvd Rochester NY

Cause of Death.

We have no information at the moment on what cause the death of Manny Ortiz . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.


The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.

MCSO mourns Rochester Police Officer, Manuel “Manny” Ortiz, a 22 year veteran of the force who died in a one-vehicle MVA this evening at 7:01 pm on Empire Blvd., Penfield. Officer Ortiz was 52 years old. Our hearts are with Officer Ortiz family and our RPD family.

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Very sad news tonight. MCSO has confirmed Rochester Police Officer Manuel “Manny” Ortiz was killed after his car crashed in Penfield. That was around 7pm tonight. He was a 22 year veteran of the RPD.
According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office: Ortiz was off-duty, but was driving into work at the time of the crash. Witnesses say his car drifted off, crossing into oncoming lanes, before driving into a ravine. Ortiz was alone in the car. What caused the crash is being investigated. #ROC

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Rest In Peace True Blue! Rochester NY Police Department Police Officer Manuel “Manny” Ortiz, age 52, was killed in a single-vehicle crash tonight while heading into work. End Of Watch: November 02, 2019 (Line Of Duty status pending)

Please, #SayHisName – Police Officer/Brother Manny Ortiz – not just “RIP” or a run of ridiculous emojis. When you SAY HIS NAME, you will REMEMBER HIS NAME and A HERO REMEMBERED … NEVER DIES

On Saturday evening, just before 1900hours, Ofc. Ortiz was heading into work, driving his personal vehicle, and was traveling on Empire Blvd in Penfield when his vehicle apparently drifted and crossed into oncoming traffic before landing in the ravine.

Passing motorists immediately stopped and went into the ravine to try and help Ofc. Ortiz.

Sadly, there was nothing they could do to save our Brother. Police Officer Manuel “Manny” Ortiz succumbed to unknown cause and was pronounced on scene.

There is an ongoing investigation into what caused Ofc. Ortiz to drift and crash. We will update once Medical Examiner and accident reconstruction teams complete their investigation.

Ofc. Ortiz was a 22 year LE veteran to the RPD. Throughout his career. Brother Manny wore many hats to include: Patrol Officer- 17 years, FTO, Defensive tactics instructor, Firearms instructor, PR- 24 Instructor, Capstun instructor, Hispanic Diversity instructor, DWI certified, BTO certified, Speed radar certified, DCJS Armed Guard instructor, Certified General Topics instructor and more.

His current assignment was with the Community Affairs Division working as a crime prevention officer. He was also a Firearms Instructor for BlackHawk Training Academy.

Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the families, both of blood and of Blue, to all first responders who came running to assist and especially to all the citizens who tried so desperately to help. We are comforted knowing our Brother was not alone and we thank you all for this -from all of us at True Blue Warriors

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